Alex Katz, Ariel 5, 2021
|Artist:||Alex Katz (1927 - )|
|Title:||Ariel 5, 2021|
|Medium:||Woodcut in colors on Somerset Satin White 300 gsm paper|
|Image:||18 in x 15 3/4 in (45.7 cm x 40 cm)|
|Sheet:||18 in x 15 3/4 in (45.7 cm x 40 cm)|
|Edition:||Inscribed “R.T.P.” (Ready to Print) in pencil in the lower right margin; aside from the numbered edition of 60.|
|Signature:||This work is hand-signed by Alex Katz (Brooklyn, 1927 - ) in pencil in the lower left.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
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Alex Katz Ariel 5, 2021 is part of a set of portraits that portrays Ariel Veith, a model that stood for the artist frequently as one of the many muses in New York. With clean lines and a minimalistic approach to portraiture, this exemplary work by Katz shows not only his mastery of his technique, but also allows us to understand that the beauty of the subjects alone is what’s important, purposely leaving no clear narrative. With a monochromatic red background that is typical of his compositions, Ariel Veith is placed on the left side of the composition with a gaze that is looking off into the distance. The red creates a harsh line that sculpts her hair into the frame, juxtaposing the soft colors used to depict the model, breathing different air into this work. Her lips slightly parted and eyebrow semi raised, emphasis on fashionable details in his paintings transform the coldness of sharp lines, lack of detail, and flatness into a work of art that the viewer can enjoy.
Created in 2021, this woodcut in colors on Somerset Satin White 300 gsm paper is hand-signed by Alex Katz (Brooklyn, 1927 - ) in pencil in the lower left and is inscribed “R.T.P.” (Ready to Print) in pencil in the lower right margin; aside from the numbered edition of 60.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Alex Katz Ariel 5, 2021 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Alex Katz Ariel 5, 2021 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.